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mackie MR524 vs Jamo S 803 which speakers are better

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Those are two very different products. The Jamo speakers are just bookshelf speakers, so you'll need a separate speaker amp and speaker wire to go to each, and they're probably made to fill a room. The Mackies are studio monitors, so they have an amp built in and are probably intended for near field use at a desk. Figure out which whole system (i.e. add amp and wires for the Jamos) fits your use case and budget before worrying about comparing products on sound quality.

Hello I had heard that mackie MR524 are the best speakers you can buy, but I had recently heard a lot of good stuff about Jamo S 803. Saidly no one had directly compared them, is there by any chance any one who had both speakers or is there any database that I can check to look which speakers are the best?


mackie MR524:https://mackie.com/en/products/studio-monitoring/mr-series/MR524.html


Jamo S 803:https://www.amazon.com/Jamo-Studio-803-WH-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B07JHJFNCB/ref=as_li_ss_tl?keywords=jamo%2Bs803&qid=1581343697&sr=8-2&linkCode=sl1&tag=zeos-20&linkId=440b495613aa79a855bd11e8d3dda128&language=en_US&th=1

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Those are two very different products. The Jamo speakers are just bookshelf speakers, so you'll need a separate speaker amp and speaker wire to go to each, and they're probably made to fill a room. The Mackies are studio monitors, so they have an amp built in and are probably intended for near field use at a desk. Figure out which whole system (i.e. add amp and wires for the Jamos) fits your use case and budget before worrying about comparing products on sound quality.

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30 minutes ago, BobVonBob said:

Those are two very different products. The Jamo speakers are just bookshelf speakers, so you'll need a separate speaker amp and speaker wire to go to each, and they're probably made to fill a room. The Mackies are studio monitors, so they have an amp built in and are probably intended for near field use at a desk. Figure out which whole system (i.e. add amp and wires for the Jamos) fits your use case and budget before worrying about comparing products on sound quality.

So one is for working with audio and the other are just good speakers got it thanks

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43 minutes ago, LAYTOR said:

So one is for working with audio and the other are just good speakers got it thanks

Nope. Bookshelf is just a term, and is not relative to the quality of product. Jamo in particular usually spaces their drivers too far apart. This results in phase issues, gaps in the response, and poor off-axis performance. Studio monitor is a similar term, although commonly meaning the tonality is more accurate. Bookshelf speakers on the other hand can have coloration, which objectively speaking is not good. If one wants a warm sound, they should get into tubes. Not begin investing in lossy speaker cabinets.

 

Second point to be aware of is shady marketing. The surround-sound gimmick being promoted by the Jamo's is a bad sign from the beginning. It's about as meaningless as slapping a 'Hi-Res' sticker on something, there's no universal standard for such a measurement. Thereby no qualification process. When that sort of thing is being pushed front-and-center, that's usually a sign of a bad product trying to piggy-back its sales on marketing hype.

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The main point being made is that one pair is powered the other is not.  If you want an "apples to apples" comparison including price choose two of the same product field

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